Mar 26, 2003 - 1:35 pm
Hello, I'm writing today in order to help my dear Mother find some relief. She had a colon resection in Dec. 2002. She just finished 5 1/2 weeks of radiation (5 days a week) and 5 weeks of 24 hour a day 5fu. This is the first week she's been off her treatment and more miserable now than ever. Her major complaints are sereve cramping in her lower abdomin and back pain that she equates to the back labor she had while giving birth and also terrible pain in her rectum. She is also having many many bowel movements. She takes sitz baths all the time as well as using proctozone cream for her rectum. As for pain management, she has a 75mg duragesic pain patch and takes Norco. I'm going to suggest using Metamucil to her to slow down the bowl movements. She has no appetite and hardly eats. Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you all.